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How to Configure Outlook for Mac for Office 365?

Microsoft Outlook is one of the widely used email applications for daily communication and collaboration. It offers both flexibility and smoothness to the users so that they can send/receive emails easily. That’s why it is also available for Mac systems as Outlook for Mac. As MS Outlook is included with Office 365, you can download Microsoft Office for Mac from Office 365.

But, when it comes to configuring Outlook for Mac for Office 365, many users often find it complicated because they don’t know the exact process. In this article, we are going to elaborate on how you can configure Outlook for Mac for Office 365. Also, we have a how you can do the same in MS Outlook (Windows).

Reason to Configure Office 365 in Outlook for Mac
Users often configure their Office 365 account with Outlook due to various reasons:
  • To access all the Office 365 emails and messages offline
  • When Outlook for Mac is the primary email app for communication
  • To avoid opening Office 365 account again and again just to access emails
  • For better productivity and faster communication

Now, let’s move to configure Outlook for Mac for Office 365.

Configure Outlook for Mac
To beginning with the process, make sure you have installed Outlook for Mac on your system, and then you can configure it to access your Office 365 mailbox or Exchange mailbox.
  1. Launch Outlook for Mac and click Tools from the Menu bar.
  2. Click Account, the Add an Account window will appear on the screen; click Exchange or Office 365 from the options.
  3. In the opened wizard, add the details for your Office 365/Exchange account, such as:
    • Email address
    • Method
    • User Name and Password
    And then click Add Account.
  4. In the pop-up window, check the checkbox Always use my response for this server; then click Allow.

Your Office 365 account will be configured with Outlook for Mac. This method is helpful even when you’re already using Outlook for Mac with another email account.

However, if you don’t have an existing profile in Outlook for Mac, then all you need to do is launch Outlook on the system, and a welcome screen will be provided with Add Account wizard. Select the account type you want to configure and then follow the instructions from the 3rd step mentioned above.

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How to Configure MS Outlook for Office 365?

Configuring MS Outlook for Office 365 on Windows is much easier than on the Mac system. Also, if you have already created a Profile, then it won’t take much time. Here, we will discuss how you can create a new profile to add your Office 365 account in MS outlook.

  1. From the start menu, go to Control Panel, and then select Mail. Go to control panel and select mail Note: Make sure MS Outlook is installed on your system.
  2. The Mail wizard will appear on the screen, click Add to add a profile.Add a profile
  3. The Add Account window will appear on the screen, select Manual Setup, and click Next.Select manual setup
  4. Now, in the opened window, select Office 365 and provide the details for your account and then click Next.Provide account detail of Office 365
  5. Once the account is verified, the Office 365 Sign-in window will appear on the screen. Provide the credentials and log in to your account.
    Provide the credentials and log in to your account
  6. Once the login is successful, a notification will appear on your screen, confirming the same. Click Finish to end the process.
    Successful login message

You can check your Office 365 mailbox by opening MS Outlook. Also, if you have already configured Outlook with Office 365 account, but you want to add another account, then it can easily be achieved with the Add Account option from the File tab in MS Outlook.

Conclusion

Outlook for Mac is used by organizations that rely on the Mac system for their internal and external communications. And Outlook for Mac provides Exchange and Office 365 mailbox connectivity in Mac environments. Here, we have discussed how you could configure Outlook for Mac for Office 365 account.

 

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